Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Age
65
Birthday
Jun. 19th, 1948
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
Height
5' 6

Phylicia Rashad's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Cosby Show TV Show
The Cosby Show
Do No Harm TV Show
Do No Harm
Cosby TV Show
Cosby
Little Bill TV Show
Little Bill
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - Just Wright

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Clair Huxtable
4
Dee Dee (Voiced)
4
Winnie Guster
3
Elizabeth Jessup
2
Venita Ray
1
Lonette Becker
1
The Boss's Wife (Voiced)
1
Hadley Roebuck
1
Mrs. Granville
1
Herself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born to dentist, Andrew Arthur Allen, and poet, Vivian Ayers, in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) and younger sister, Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina).

Their mother, Vivian Ayers, decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s. From this, Phylicia and Debbie are fluent in Spanish.

Phylicia graduated from Howard University and later taught drama there.

With younger sister, Debbie Allen, she has production company "D.A.D." which stood for "Doctor Allen's Daughters". Her Pulitzer-nominated poet mother, Vivian, is the artistic and free spirit that has influenced and encouraged the remarkable creativity that so marks Allen as a performer.


TRIVIA:
  • Her father and first husband were both dentists.
  • Appears in the video pre-show of the "Dinosaur" ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • Daughter Condola Phylea - with 'Ahmad Rashad' (qv) - was born on December 11, 1986; 3 days before the Rashads' first wedding anniversary.
  • Her mother Dr Vivian Elizabeth Ayers attended Brainerd Institute, Barber Scotia College and Bennett College. Vivian was the first poet in the state of Texas to receive the Pulitzer Prize Award nomination in 1952. Vivian was often called the "Poet Laureate of Texas." In the late 50's, her poetry, "Hawk," attracted the attention of NASA and for twenty years was the only poetry celebrated by NASA. She worked as an apprentice librarian at the Fondren Library of Rice University and was accorded faculty status in 1965, becoming the first African American to be so qualified. During her years at Rice, she organized and published The Adept Quarterly, an important contribution to the small publications movement of the time.
  • She and her sister were partly raised in Mexico, which is why they both speak Spanish so fluently.
  • Tied for the 2004 Drama Desk award for Best Actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" with 'Viola Davis (I)' (qv) for "Intimate Apparel".
  • Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
  • Children: Son Billy (born in 1973 - Father: William Lancelot Bowles Jr.), Daughter Condola Phylea (born December 11, 1986 - Father: 'Ahmad Rashad' (qv)), 3 stepchildren (Ahmad's children): daughter Keva (born in 1970), daughter Maiysha (born in 1974) and son Ahmad Jr. (born in 1978).


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